University of Florida
Hayk Khachatryan

Hayk Khachatryan

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Vita

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 410-6951

Dr. Khachatryan is an assistant professor and extension economist with a joint appointment in the Food and Resource Economics Department and Mid-Florida Research and Education Center. His research focuses on issues in the field of horticultural economics, including consumer behavior, marketing and applied econometrics. His Extension program focuses on sustainable developments in the environmental horticulture industry, as well as determination of impacts of horticultural practices and policies in the urban environment.

Expertise

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Transportation Economics

Education

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 2010
  • M.A., Washington State University, 2007
  • B.S., Armenian State Agrarian University, 2003

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, 2010-present
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2010-2011
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2005-2010

Selected Publications

  • Khachatryan, H., B. Campbell, C. Hall, B. Behe, C. Yue, and J. Dennis. (2014). The Effects of Individual Environmental Concerns and Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Plant Attributes. HortScience, 49(1), 69-75.
  • Khachatryan, H., J. Joireman, and K. Casavant. (2013). Relating Values and Consideration of Future and Immediate Consequences to Consumer Preference for Biofuels: A Three-Dimensional Social Dilemma Analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 34, 97-108.
  • Behe, B., B. Campbell, H. Khachatryan, C. Hall, J. Dennis, and C. Yue. (2013). Consumer Preferences for Local and Sustainable Plant Production Characteristics. HortScience, 48(2), 200-208.
  • Behe, B., C. Hall, B. Campbell, H. Khachatryan, J. Dennis, and C. Yue. (2013). Smartphone Use and Online Search and Purchase Behavior of North Americans: Gardening and Non-Gardening Information and Products. HortScience, 48(2), 209-215.
  • Palma, M., C. Hall, B. Campbell, H. Khachatryan, B. Behe, and S. Barton. (2012) "Measuring the Effects of Firm Promotion Expenditures on Green Industry Sales." Journal of Environmental Horticulture, 30(2), 83-88.
  • Khachatryan, H., J. Yan, and K. Casavant. (2011). "Spatial Differences in the Price-Elasticity of Demand for Ethanol." Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 50(3), 43-61.
  • Khachatryan, H., E. Jessup, E., and K. Casavant. (2009). Derivation of Crop Residue Feedstock Supply Curves Using Geographic Information Systems. Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 48(1), 5-22.
  • Khachatryan, H., and E. Jessup. (2008). Spatial Investigation of Mineral Transportation Characteristics in the State of Washington. Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 47(1), 43-55.
  • Honors and Awards

    • Washington State University Research Assistant Excellence Award, 2010.
    • Best Paper Award Runner Up, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, 2008.
    • Agricultural and Rural Transportation Paper Second Award, Transportation Research Forum, 2008.